©2019 by Yury V. Romanov

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Oriens AW17-18

Developing the collection the author was coming back to the previous century in her thoughts and was searching for inspiration in the fashion trends of the pre-war years in the beginning of the 20th century: the Orient and the Art Nouveau.
Some hats are stylized as Oriental Chain hats of the 15th-17th centuries. Colors, some forms and textures are inspired by illustrations of Karl Otto Czeches to "Song of the Nibelungs" and by the sketches of theater costumes by artists Erté (Roman Tyrtov) and Leon Bakst. The designer widely uses traditional for Helena Romanova TM combination of metal elements and embroidery with natural stones. This season, the author has stopped emphasizing "branded" steel mirror planes, and has experimented with introduction of chainmail. The designer has used feathers of eagle, pheasant, rooks, roosters and other birds; agate, hematite, coral, shells, pearls; wood, bone, glass, ceramics, metal.